Battling DePRession

Depression in PR can be devastating. There’s no question that working in public relations requires some level of peppy positivity, but when you suffer from depression that can be difficult (a.k.a. near-impossible!).

Feeling demotivated can certainly make working on relationships more difficult than ever, as you struggle to like and promote your own personality, much less anything else! The feeling of listlessness can be overwhelming, which leads to a deeper spiral of misery for yourself and those around you… but don’t worry, this isn’t the end of your career!

Here is a list of three ways in which you could combat depression whilst working in PR (all taken from experience, as you will read): Continue reading

A Rant About Non-Tailored Communications

The most important aspect of any public relations job is communication – this is why a lot of people have started to use the term Communications for many, if not all, of their public relations roles.

So why is it that so many people, even in the industry, don’t used tailored communications?

I will never understand why people are always preached to be unique individuals, but blanket communications are expected to be effective across everyone.

Of course this doesn’t work! Continue reading

My Goals for PR in 2019

As 2018 comes to a close, I have been reflecting on my first few months in the world of PR.

I simply cannot believe how far Red Panda Public Relations has come in it’s first three months!

So now, as we welcome the new year of 2019, I have decided to share with you my goals in PR for the new year… Continue reading

Christmas PResents

No matter who you’re buying presents for this Christmas, your gifts are Public Relations related!

From Lynx Africa gift sets, to actual trips to see wild cats in Africa, Christmas gifts follow the same rules and ideas of so many PR campaigns.

Here is a list of the comparable considerations for gift giving and PR… Continue reading

Public Transport Monopoly

Public transport is a shambles – it’s always overpriced tickets and underwhelming service.

Busses are always late and driving past the people waiting at the stops.

Trains are always packed, and ticket prices are extortionate.

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Now, it doesn’t matter where you live in the UK, the above statements always seem to ring true. But what are we supposed to do about it?

Well, recently, I spoke to the ticket office manager of my local train station, and he told me Continue reading

Self-Reflection

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Two months ago today, I started a blog named Red Panda Public Relations.

Then, I had no knowledge of Public Relations blogging, or if I’m honest, anything about Public Relations in general!

But here I am, eight weeks and twenty (!) blog posts later, and I am proud of what I have achieved so far… Continue reading

Three Top Tips for Controlling Your Personalised Ads

Personalised ads are still a relatively knew thing, so how do we control how we interact with them?

Here are three quick and simple tips for controlling your ads, depending on what outcome you’d like – Continue reading